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'Nemo' buoys Pixar in Q3

7 November 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Pixar Animation Studios on Thursday posted a decline in third-quarter net income but still topped Wall Street expectations on the continued boxoffice success of Finding Nemo, which has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The Emeryville, Calif.-based company posted earnings of $13.2 million, down from $46.9 million a year earlier because of revenue generated from the home video release of Monsters, Inc. Revenue for the latest quarter totaled $30.2 million, compared with a year-earlier $102 million. Pixar's Nemo generated $424 million by Sept. 27 and has since gone on to record-breaking heights, with worldwide boxoffice now totaling $490 million. »

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'Nemo' buoys Pixar in Q3

7 November 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Pixar Animation Studios on Thursday posted a decline in third-quarter net income but still topped Wall Street expectations on the continued boxoffice success of Finding Nemo, which has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The Emeryville, Calif.-based company posted earnings of $13.2 million, down from $46.9 million a year earlier because of revenue generated from the home video release of Monsters, Inc. Revenue for the latest quarter totaled $30.2 million, compared with a year-earlier $102 million. Pixar's Nemo generated $424 million by Sept. 27 and has since gone on to record-breaking heights, with worldwide boxoffice now totaling $490 million. »

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'Angels' sequel debut less than heavenly

29 June 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sony's Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle started its domestic run at the boxoffice this weekend with something less than the pedal to the metal as the broadly marketed sequel pulled in an estimated $38 million. It was far from a heavenly debut and viewed largely as a disappointment as it was on the low side of where pre-release tracking indicated it would land. Universal's The Hulk took a huge 70% drop on its sophomore frame, taking in an estimated $18.4 million and placing second. The Ang Lee-directed picture nevertheless has crossed the $100 million mark in 10 days, the 10th release this year to do so, as its cume reached an estimated $102 million. But Buena Vista's Finding Nemo seems to keep finding more business as the Pixar film netted an estimated $13.9 million in its fifth weekend to take third, slipping 34% -- the second best hold in the top 10. The cume to date is an estimated $253.9 million, topping Toy Story 2 ($245.8 million) and with the expectation that it will surpass Monsters, Inc. ($255.9 million) in the next few days to become the highest grossing Pixar film ever. The McG helmed sequel, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, failed to match the opening of the first Charlie's Angels, which debuted with $40.1 million, and went on to a domestic gross of $125.3 million. Most industry observers expected the film to open better than the original, as has been the case for many high-profile sequels of late. »

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'Nemo' weekend's big catch as film debuts to $70.2 mil

3 June 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In yet another weekend of boxoffice records, the Walt Disney Co./Pixar Animation Studios co-production Finding Nemo swam its way into audiences' hearts and pocket books, generating $70.2 million -- the biggest opening weekend ever for an animated film. The three-day frame also marked a record-setting hold for the No. 2 film, Universal Pictures' Bruce Almighty, in addition to a respectable debut for Paramount's The Italian Job, all of which contributed to an impressive weekend total of $174.9 million for 108 films, a 43% jump from last year's $122.3 million total. Nemo far surpassed the previous animated film record holder, Pixar/Disney's own Monsters, Inc., which earned $62.6 million in its November 2001 release. The first summertime release of a Pixar film helped buoy distributor Buena Vista Pictures' total year-to-date boxoffice past the $500 million mark Saturday, the fastest race to this mark for the studio. »

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Pixar's 'Nemo' tests the waters

30 May 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Pixar Animation Studios is likely to keep its perfect record of boxoffice hits alive as its fifth animated film, Finding Nemo, swims into friendly waters this weekend. The G-rated underwater adventure to be distributed by Pixar's partner Buena Vista Pictures is likely to knock Universal's Bruce Almighty from its No. 1 perch as the God-for-a-day comedy should fall 50% from its impressive $85.7 million opening last weekend. Nemo, written and directed by Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton, one of John Lasseter's proteges and co-director of A Bug's Life, may not be able to surpass Pixar's previous blockbuster, Monster's, Inc., which opened to $62.6 million in November 2001. But the Australia-set fish tale, featuring the voices of Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres, should cross the $50 million mark as it bows on 3,374 screens today. The marketplace is crowded, but with only one family film -- Sony's Daddy Day Care -- being out there for the past three weeks, there is room for Nemo to flap its fins. Add the fact that this weekend marks the beginning of summer vacation for many schoolkids, and Pixar is likely to have another sure thing on its hands. Jim Carrey's Almighty had both excellent draw and strong exit polls, leading most in the industry to believe that it will grab the No. 2 spot. Even a 50% drop from last weekend's three-day take of about $70 million would give the co-production with Spyglass Entertainment a $35 million weekend. »

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Pixar draws $8.2 mil Q1 income

8 May 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Just 23 days away from its fifth theatrical release, Finding Nemo, Pixar Animation Studios on Wednesday posted a smaller year-over-year net gain for the first quarter because of the current lull in its production schedule. The Emeryville, Calif.-based company reported $8.2 million in first-quarter net income, or 15 cents per diluted share, for the period ending March 29, compared with a year-earlier income of $15.6 million. Revenue for the quarter totaled $18.7 million, compared with a year-earlier $37.1 million, driven primarily by international boxoffice receipts from Monsters, Inc. Film revenue totaled $16.4 million, with $8.6 million generated primarily from Monsters' domestic pay TV licensing and $7.7 million coming from worldwide home video sales of Pixar's library titles. Pixar has more than $450 million in on-hand cash and no debt on its balance sheet. »

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U.K. March admits down 27%

29 April 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

LONDON -- U.K. boxoffice admissions slumped 27% in March from the same period last year, according to figures released Monday by the Cinema Advertising Assn. During the first three months of the year, U.K. boxoffice admissions hit 42 million, a fall from last year's total for the same period of 48 million. Admissions during March fell to 10.4 million, a decline from February's total of 15 million. In March 2002, admissions were bolstered by the ongoing success of Monsters, Inc., which took £6.8 million during its second month in release. Industry sources also blame the televised war in Iraq for the decline this year. The figures released Monday show that the totals for the first quarter of 2003 fell 14% from the same quarter last year. »

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Feb. U.K. admits fall 21% from '02

2 April 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

LONDON -- U.K. boxoffice admission figures for February fell 21% from the same period last year, according to figures released Tuesday by the Cinema Advertising Assn. Admissions in February hit 15.03 million, down 8% from January's total of 16.3 million. But the month boasted the highest weekly average (3.76 million) since February 2002, which had the highest boxoffice admissions on record since 1969 thanks to Monsters, Inc. and Ocean's Eleven, two of last year's biggest hits. According to the CAA, the top five movies in the United Kingdom during February were United International Pictures' Catch Me If You Can (£11.1 million, or $17.5 million), Warner Bros.' Two Weeks Notice (£10.3 million, or $16.25 million), Buena Vista's Chicago (£6 million, or $9.46 million), Entertainment's Final Destination 2 (£5 million, or $7.88 million) and UIP's The Wild Thornberrys Movie (£4.8 million, or $7.57 million). With admissions running at 31.3 million through the second month, the CAA predicts that cinema admissions this year will remain on course to top the 180 million mark. »

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Dis, Pixar make friends at screening

6 March 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

LAS VEGAS -- "We have a fantastic partnership in Dick Cook (chairman of the Walt Disney Studios) and the Walt Disney Co. They do a phenomenal job," Pixar Animation Studios CEO Steve Jobs testified before a screening of Pixar/Disney's upcoming release Finding Nemo. Whatever tensions exist between Jobs and Disney chairman Michael Eisner -- both men are facing a tough contract negotiation over the terms of a partnership renewal between Disney and Pixar -- they were not on display Tuesday night at the Paris hotel's Theatre des Arts. Instead, the movie's unveiling was preceded by a surprise performance by Robert Goulet, singing the Toy Story tune "You've Got a Friend in Me" while accompanied by kick-dancing chorines. Cook, himself escorted onstage by the leggy showgirls, then made that song the theme of the evening as he paid tribute to the four movies that Pixar has made and released through Disney. With each film topping the previous effort, Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc. have cumulatively grossed $1.73 billion worldwide. »

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